We’re still just getting used to Nvidia’s DLSS feature, and it now seems that the company will be introducing a new technology. Deep Learning Anti-Aliasing, or DLAA. DLSS allows for improved frame rates while using an AI to improve visuals, it runs at a lower resolution. However, DLAA will run at a native resolution while using the same deep learning tech to smoothen things out.
This news was announced during a livestream for The Elder Scroll Online’s upcoming Deadlands DLC (thanks, PCGamer). “It's the same kind of concept," said creative director Rich Lambert. "You won't get a performance boost out of this, but what you will get is absolutely incredible anti-aliasing."
“We are adding a new option for NVIDIA DLAA (Deep Learning Anti-Aliasing), using their DL technology, but without the upscaling component, at full resolution for some fantastic AA quality. On RTX cards people run ESO at high fps already, so a pure AA option works well!” explained lead graphics engineer Alex Tardif on Twitter. “Huge thanks to the team at NVIDIA for humoring and then supporting us releasing this when we brought up and tested this hijacking of their DLSS tech into its own thing. It's not something every game would need, but for ESO it just made sense.”
The DLAA technology will be available to the public test server should you want to try it out for yourself. Update 32 will also be bringing DLSS to the game, however, Lambert mentioned that you’ll need RTX 2000 or RTX 3000 series cards to take full advantage of these technologies.
Elsewhere in the Elder Scrolls universe, Bethesda seems to have increased the price of Skyrim in certain regions ahead of the Skyrim: Anniversary Edition launch. The Anniversary Edition comes with new quests, dungeons, bosses, weapons, a fishing mechanic, and over 500 Creation Club mods. It will additionally come with a graphical overhaul providing remastered art and effects, dynamic depth of field, reflections, new water and snow shaders, and improved effects.
PS5 and Xbox Series X|S owners will get a free upgrade to the Anniversary Edition if they already own the Special Edition. This will also include a free next-gen upgrade to take advantage of the new consoles.